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Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 23, 2020






 
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 7:30 a.m. 

"Tri Goddess Tri": Epic Races.

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All women invited to compete in chip-timed triathlons and duathlons of various lengths. Also, a relay race. Awards, medals for finishers, T-shirts, and more.
7:30 a.m., Portage Lake Beach, 11500 Seymour Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $45-$156 in advance only at EpicRaces.com. $11 annual park pass required for entry. Info@EpicRaces.com, 585-7101.


 8 a.m.-8 p.m.  Online 

"A Cantor's Head": Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival.

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Online screening of Erik Greenberg Anjou's 2019 documentary about renowned cantor Jack Mendelson and this centuries-long art form that combines spiritual exploration, communal bonding, and showmanship. Part of an annual festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes. For complete festival schedule, see Film.jccAnnArbor.org.
Online anytime between Aug. 7-31 at Film.jccAnnArbor.org. $12 per film. 971-0990.


 9:45-10:40 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Guided Healing Meditation": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun. Jewel Heart instructor leads a White Tara guided meditation session with a focus on healing visualizations.
For meeting URL, preregister at bit.ly/whitetarameditation. Free. 994-3387.


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m. See youtube.com/channel/UCxuRd0fm8-YwevdMfNYNFUw for livestream. Free. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Union Base Ball Club of Dexter.

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Baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.

Aug. 1: Flint Lumber City BBC.

Aug. 16: Detroit BBC. 2 p.m.

Aug. 23: Royal Oak Wahoo BBC. 2 p.m.
2 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, 6805 Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free. UnionBBC.com. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Online Improv Games": Ypsi Improv.

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Every Sun., Wed., & Fri., except Aug. 26, 28, & 30. All invited to practice improv principles with this local group. Followed by socializing. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
2 p.m. (Sun.), 7 p.m. (Wed.), and 8 p.m. (Fri.), for online meeting URL see MeetUp.com/Ypsi-Improv/Events. Free. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Shut Up & Write!"

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Every Sun. All writers invited to this hour-long freewrite (automatic writing session) in a group setting. Bring earbuds to block out the occasional chatter, if you like. Followed by socializing.
For online meeting URL, see MeetUp.com/ShutUpAndWriteAnnArbor/Events. Free.


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Alvin Waddles: Kerrytown Concert House Live at the 415 Series.

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Livestream jazz, cabaret tunes, and blues by this celebrated Detroit stride pianist.
4:15 p.m., online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com/Live-At-The-415. Free; donations accepted. KerrytownConcertHouse.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Griffin House: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Ohio-bred Americana-inflected pop-rock singer-songwriter known for his intelligent, heartfelt lyrics and engaging melodies.
7 p.m., see TheArk.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-08. Free. 761-1451.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Play Codenames over zoom: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Codenames is a fun board game (if you have never played it, watch a tutorial on youtube; you will get it pretty quickly). Some people will be playing over zoom on Sunday August 23rd, starting at 7 pm. It is free and not competitive; just one safe fun thing to do with other people while in quarantine! If you want to participate, just send me a message and I will send you the zoom link.
123 Internet Street, 123 Internet Street. Free. Online. burrbarr7@hotmail.com. burrbarr7@hotmail.com [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Open Mic Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 15 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance at aaComedy.com (recommended) and at the door. 996-9080. [map]





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